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Rwandan Tycoon Loses $20m Property Case

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa

The silently toppled ruling National Resistance Movement party Secretary General, decease http://compspoultry.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-screen.php John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has vowed to find his way through to the coming party`s National Delegates` Conference at Nambole stadium.

Mbabazi who entered Parliament on Thursday and hurriedly rushed direct to Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga`s office where he held a closed door meeting with her for about 30 minutes, sildenafil came out and told journalists that he is ready for the 15th December 2014 conference which is primarily going iron out his replacement.

The Central Executive Committee of NRM that has now ruled for 28 years under President Yoweri Museveni, resolved on 18th October to formally send Mbabazi on an administrative leave expiring on 31st December 2014 but in practical terms they had already coerced and forced the latter out of the party`s top position.

Mbabazi subsequently tendered his leave letter on 20th October just a day after CEC meeting that sat for 15 hours at State House Nakasero.

“Yes, I am still on leave and enjoying it as you people are seeing. But I am definitely going to attend the delegate`s conference.” Mbabazi said in Parliament after meeting Kadaga and entering the plenary briefly.

Mbabazi, commonly known by his admirers as JPAM also attended the last CEC meeting at State House Entebbe even when had already been forced. Dorothy Hyuha, the one acting Mbabazi`s position however told the media later that Mbabazi only attended on the chairman of the party, Museveni`s invitation.

“Mbabazi as we all know is already on leave. He only attended the CEC on the invitation of our party Chairman, H.E Museveni who is with powers to do so.”

Dorothy, who administratively replaced Mbabazi effective20th October, told journalists recently supported by the party Caucus spokeswoman Evelyn Annite.

When asked on what he discussed with the speaker, Mbabazi did not open and only responded that it was a usual meeting though he had rushed to 5th floor where speaker`s chambers is located unusually.

 
The silently toppled ruling National Resistance Movement party Secretary General, doctor http://changescale.org/wp-includes/capabilities.php John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has vowed to find his way through to the coming party`s National Delegates` Conference at Nambole stadium.

Mbabazi who entered Parliament on Thursday and hurriedly rushed direct to Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga`s office where he held a closed door meeting with her for about 30 minutes, http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-cache-helper.php came out and told journalists that he is ready for the 15th December 2014 conference which is primarily going iron out his replacement.

The Central Executive Committee of NRM that has now ruled for 28 years under President Yoweri Museveni, http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/com_content/models/featured.php resolved on 18th October to formally send Mbabazi on an administrative leave expiring on 31st December 2014 but in practical terms they had already coerced and forced the latter out of the party`s top position.

Mbabazi subsequently tendered his leave letter on 20th October just a day after CEC meeting that sat for 15 hours at State House Nakasero.

“Yes, I am still on leave and enjoying it as you people are seeing. But I am definitely going to attend the delegate`s conference.” Mbabazi said in Parliament after meeting Kadaga and entering the plenary briefly.

Mbabazi, commonly known by his admirers as JPAM also attended the last CEC meeting at State House Entebbe even when had already been forced. Dorothy Hyuha, the one acting Mbabazi`s position however told the media later that Mbabazi only attended on the chairman of the party, Museveni`s invitation.

“Mbabazi as we all know is already on leave. He only attended the CEC on the invitation of our party Chairman, H.E Museveni who is with powers to do so.”

Dorothy, who administratively replaced Mbabazi effective20th October, told journalists recently supported by the party Caucus spokeswoman Evelyn Annite.

When asked on what he discussed with the speaker, Mbabazi did not open and only responded that it was a usual meeting though he had rushed to 5th floor where speaker`s chambers is located unusually.

 
The silently toppled ruling National Resistance Movement party Secretary General, approved http://deborahmillercounselor.com/wp-content/themes/pixelpress/functions/admin-shortcodes.php John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has vowed to find his way through to the coming party`s National Delegates’ Conference at Namboole stadium.

Mbabazi who entered Parliament on Thursday and hurriedly rushed direct to Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga`s office where he held a closed door meeting with her for about 30 minutes, came out and told journalists that he is ready for the December 15 conference which is primarily meant to replace him as SG.

The Central Executive Committee of NRM that has now ruled for 28 years under President Yoweri Museveni, resolved on October 18 to formally send Mbabazi on an administrative leave till December 31 but in practical terms they had already coerced and forced the latter out of the party`s top position.

Mbabazi later wrote to Museveni about his intended leave. This was just a day after CEC meeting that sat for 15 hours at State House Nakasero.

“Yes, I am still on leave and enjoying it as you people are seeing. But I am definitely going to attend the delegate`s conference,” Mbabazi said in Parliament after meeting Kadaga and entering the plenary briefly.

“Do I look like someone who can be pushed?” he added.

Mbabazi’s remarks could have been aimed at emboldening his supporters who intend to walk to Namboole on December 15 to oppose NRM’s resolution to front President Museveni as the party’s sole candidate in the 2016 elections.

The former Prime Minister also intended to remove the last iota of doubt on whether he would grace the Namboole function yet he is on leave.

Mbabazi, commonly known by his admirers as JPAM also attended the last CEC meeting at State House Entebbe even when had already been forced out of his position.

Dorothy Hyuha, the one acting in Mbabazi`s position, however told the media later that Mbabazi only attended on the invitation of the party chairman President Museveni.

“Mbabazi as we all know is already on leave. He only attended the CEC on the invitation of our party Chairman, H.E Museveni who is with powers to do so,” said Hyuha.

Pressed to reveal what he discussed with the speaker, Mbabazi did not open up but simply said it was a “usual meeting.”
President Yoweri Museveni has said that a united East Africa and Africa at large is the best mode of ensuring prosperity of the people of Uganda.

“Integration is the channel to ensure our security. The youth have the task to find out how best to ensure our prosperity and security. If you are young and teaching tribalism, online http://cstaab.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-update-functions.php what use are you to society?” he asked.

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The President made the remarks last evening at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel as chief guest where, as winner, he also received the Pan Africa Excellence Award at the Africa Leadership Awards 2014 ceremony. A number of individuals and entities were presented with awards in different fields.

The Vice-President, H.E. Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, presented the award to the President in recognition of Mr. Museveni’s contribution towards the socio-economic transformation of Uganda, Africa and the world.

The President’s personal contribution and participation in the liberation of Mozambique, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Somalia were also recognized by the Africa Leadership Awards.

President Museveni thanked the organizers for the award. He also commended the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Gender, Mr. Pius Bigirimana, for being a whistle blower against the thieves in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Bigirimana won two awards for his outstanding contribution to youth economic empowerment in Uganda. Museveni said several people tried to bring down Bigirimana after he stood firm against corruption in OPM and other government bodies, a move he rejected.

The President further hailed the Permanent Secretary for “turning around” the Gender Ministry “which was not doing well at all.”

He also paid tribute to another winner, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Kabagambe Kaliisa who emerged the best Civil Servant of the year 2014 and described him as a person who learns quickly.

He noted that Mr. Kabagambe Kaliisa was among the pioneer Ugandans who used the knowledge they gained to discover oil in the country.

Mr. Museveni called on the young people to see the social and economic forces that are operating in Africa saying that there was need to see how best to assist the entrepreneurs to promote their businesses. He tasked the youth to promote business in Africa and noted that when businesses sell a lot, they expand and create more employment opportunities. He, therefore, called on them to work for the promotion of wealth creation through the production sector.

President Museveni said that the youth should work together to develop Africa saying that the continent is the richest area on earth. He appealed to them to become guided missiles in their varied contributions to wealth creation.

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PS Pius Bigirimana receives his award from President Museveni

Other Award winners included Mioraj Bharot for being a leading entrepreneur. The other Engineer Chris Manyindo, Ambassador Francis Butagyira and General Elly Tumwine were winners in the second category

The award for construction was scooped by ROKO Construction Company; Mr. Andrew Mwenda took one for media while that one for Banking went to Mr. Nicholas Kkwi. The Tourism sector Award was taken by the Big Five Tourism Club while the Foods and Beverages Award went to Riham Group. The late James Mulwana took the Award for the latest legacy.

The Woman Achiever of the year 2014 was Ms. Allen Kagina. Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi received the Award for Communications; Mr. William Byaruhanga won the award for the young entrepreneur. The Health Award went to Case hospital.

The Team leader of Africa Leadership Awards, Mr. Denis Akampurira, saluted the President for his good leadership at both the national and international levels. He observed that Uganda has made tremendous progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge and Ebola fever. He observed that one of the reasons why Africa had lagged behind in terms of development was because of bad leadership.
President Museveni has said that a united East Africa and Africa at large is the best mode of ensuring prosperity of the people of Uganda.

“Integration is the channel to ensure our security. The youth have the task to find out how best to ensure our prosperity and security. If you are young and teaching tribalism, cialis 40mg http://cmareno.com/wp-admin/includes/file.php what use are you to society?” he asked.

He, dosage http://debiontheweb.com/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php strongly advised the youth of Africa that they must sort the way forward for the future of the continent adding that the youth should use study groups to find solutions to Africa’s challenges.

The President made the remarks last evening at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel as chief guest where, unhealthy as winner, he also received the Pan Africa Excellence Award at the Africa Leadership Awards 2014 ceremony. A number of individuals and entities were presented with awards in different fields.

The Vice-President, H.E. Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, presented the award to the President in recognition of Mr. Museveni’s contribution towards the socio-economic transformation of Uganda, Africa and the world.

The President’s personal contribution and participation in the liberation of Mozambique, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Somalia were also recognized by the Africa Leadership Awards.

President Museveni thanked the organizers for the award. He also commended the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Gender, Mr. Pius Bigirimana, for being a whistle blower against the thieves in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Bigirimana won two awards for his outstanding contribution to youth economic empowerment in Uganda.

Museveni said several people tried to bring down Bigirimana after he stood firm against corruption in OPM and other government bodies, a move he rejected.

The President further hailed the Permanent Secretary for “turning around” the Gender Ministry “which was not doing well at all.”

He also paid tribute to another winner, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Kabagambe Kaliisa who emerged the best Civil Servant of the year 2014 and described him as a person who learns quickly.

He noted that Mr. Kabagambe Kaliisa was among the pioneer Ugandans who used the knowledge they gained to discover oil in the country.

Mr. Museveni called on the young people to see the social and economic forces that are operating in Africa saying that there was need to see how best to assist the entrepreneurs to promote their businesses. He tasked the youth to promote business in Africa and noted that when businesses sell a lot, they expand and create more employment opportunities. He, therefore, called on them to work for the promotion of wealth creation through the production sector.

President Museveni said that the youth should work together to develop Africa saying that the continent is the richest area on earth. He appealed to them to become guided missiles in their varied contributions to wealth creation.

10805765_1405016603077155_5931834248531742973_n

PS Pius Bigirimana receives his award from President Museveni

Other Award winners included Mioraj Bharot for being a leading entrepreneur. The other Engineer Chris Manyindo, Ambassador Francis Butagyira and General Elly Tumwine were winners in the second category

The award for construction was scooped by ROKO Construction Company; Mr. Andrew Mwenda took one for media while that one for Banking went to Mr. Nicholas Kkwi. The Tourism sector Award was taken by the Big Five Tourism Club while the Foods and Beverages Award went to Riham Group. The late James Mulwana took the Award for the latest legacy.

The Woman Achiever of the year 2014 was Ms. Allen Kagina. Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi received the Award for Communications; Mr. William Byaruhanga won the award for the young entrepreneur. The Health Award went to Case hospital.

The Team leader of Africa Leadership Awards, Mr. Denis Akampurira, saluted the President for his good leadership at both the national and international levels. He observed that Uganda has made tremendous progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge and Ebola fever. He observed that one of the reasons why Africa had lagged behind in terms of development was because of bad leadership.
Exiled Rwandan millionaire, story http://dancehallarena.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-media-list-table.php Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, has lost a case at the East African Court of Justice Arusha where he was protesting government’s decision to take over his properties worth $20m.

Rujugiro in July sought to hold the Government of Rwanda responsible for acts of the Kigali City Abandoned Property Management Commission on alleged unilaterally taking over Union Trade Centre shopping mall in the heart of Kigali city.

The commission was set up under the internal laws of Rwanda.

The tycoon argued that such action contravened Articles 5(3), 6(d), 7(1) (a) and (2) and 8 (1) of the EAC Treaty.

He therefore prayed for declarations that, in taking over the shopping mall, government contravened Articles 5(3), 6(d), 7(1)(a) & (2) and 8(1) of the EAC Treaty.

The businessman also prayed that Kigali “be restrained from further interference with his business and management of his property and the Court orders the Respondent to pay the Applicant general damages as well as cost for the case.”

The Court in delivering the judgment on Thursday stated among other things that the tycoon “had not established a violation of the Treaty that is attributable to the Respondent (Government of the Republic of Rwanda)” and therefore declined to grant the declarations sought.

The Court further stated that, “having found that the issues raised in the case are of great importance to the Community and the Partner States, and that the issues have not been previously adjudicated before it, each party to bear its own cost.”

A former economic adviser of President Paul Kagame and strong supporter of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), Rujugiro boasts a huge business  empire who tentacles spread as far as Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, South Africa, Angola, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates, where he is currently based.

He fled Rwanda in 2009 after learning he was being investigated for quietly bankrolling the operations of anti-government groups in Rwanda and Diaspora.

Who is Rujugiro?

The 73 year-old Rwandese industrialist is the founder and controlling shareholder of Pan African Tobacco Group (PTG), the continent’s largest indigenous manufacturer of tobacco products.

The Forbes Magazine this year named Rujugiro as the “Richest Tobacco Man In Africa.”

PTG manufactures cigarettes in 9 African countries including Nigeria, Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates. PTG is the most formidable competitor to the international tobacco giants, Altria and British American Tobacco on the continent.

The company employs over 20,000 people and has annual revenues of over $250 million. Ayabatwa has a personal fortune estimated at about $200 million.


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